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kids grieve

Camp Erin-LA Gives Kids a Place to Grieve Loss

Dealing with the death of a loved one can be difficult for a child. Thankfully, there’s a place for them to work through their grief alongside other children who are dealing with the same pain. Camp Erin-LA, located at the scenic 45-acre Camp Bloomfield campground in the Santa Monica Mountains near Malibu, will offer a free weekend-long camp Aug. 17-19 for children and teens ages 6 to 17 who’ve … Read Article

Date with L.A.

Leimert Park: An Artistic Getaway

Since my move to L.A. five years ago, I’ve heard countless stories about Leimert Park serving as a popular center for African American arts and entertainment. My previous Leimert experiences centered around stops to my favorite bookstore, Eso Won Books (4327 Degnan Blvd.), a necessity for book lovers and writers like myself, and grabbing delicious Jamaican food from Ackee Bamboo (4305 Degnan … Read Article

family travel

Staycation Inspiration: Laguna’s Coastal Canyon Escape

We cruised down Pacific Coast Highway, catching glimpses of coastal cliffs, waves dotted with surfers and rows of eclectic galleries that recall Laguna Beach’s early art colony days. For this quick “staycation” just an hour and a half south of L.A., our car was packed with two eager 5-year-olds and their mamas, keen on getting ever-so-slightly off the grid and surrounded by nature for the … Read Article

Los Angeles Weekend Events

Our 5 Fave Los Angeles Weekend Freebies (July 21-22)

Who loves free fun? We do! This week, meet cute kitties and muppets, star gaze, play some old-fashioned games and enjoy story time and DJ wackiness. On Saturday, head to The Original Farmers Market (always a good destination) and, after picking up some produce, head for the Catty Wagon Pet Adoption van, which will be there from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. This custom-built, mobile adoption vehicle makes it … Read Article